Thursday, April 21, 2011

Replacing Your Projector Lamp Is Easier Than You Think

projectorsIf you own a projector, whether it be for your classroom, business or entertainment room, then you probably know that the lamps for such projectors rely on some sophisticated technology. The projectors we have at our disposal today can do things we wouldn't even have dreamed of 10 years ago. Thankfully, taking care of projectors and their associated lamps and such is not nearly as complicated as you would imagine.

There have been numerous blog posts explaining how performing routine maintenance on your projector is actually quite simple and straightforward and takes little mechanical skill. One such story comes from and explains the simplicity in doing projector maintenance.

According to the site, "Despite the high level of electrical engineering that goes into a projector, the smart folks who designed them also made it very easy for the end user to perform everyday maintenance on the projector."

If you are stuck with the task of buying a new projector bulb, you should know that companies have two basic options. You can either get a lamp in module or a bare lamp.

The lamp in module involves an extremely straightforward installation process. Basically, the only thing you need to do is push your new lamp into place and you are as right as rain. Now you may be asking yourself, "If this is so easy, then why do people opt for another solution?" The simple answer is that it is cheaper.

A lot of businesses can save a nice chunk of change by going with a bare lamp. Bare lamps do not require much more work to install than the lamp in module and the installation also involves three simple steps. The good news is that each step doesn't really require any skill to complete.

With a bare lamp replacement all you have to do is remove the housing and clips with a Phillips head screwdriver. The actual process takes about five minutes, but it can also result in you saving about $100.

"Once you find out how easy it is, you will question why you had not purchased a bare lamp in the first place!" states

Source: infoeTECH - Lamp Projector Maintenance is Much Easier than You Think is news of, for and by SMBs! The Small & Medium Business Magazine!

Friday, April 8, 2011

NEC Releases New NP-V300X DLP Projector

NEC NP-V300XNEC has just announced the 3000-lumen NP-V300X, an XGA projector that is both very portable and very affordable. The NP-V300X also gives users the most essential features needed to show off presentations in classrooms or business meetings. The V300X is a part of the new V Series from NEC and is designed to provide you with higher brightness via a small mobile projector to accommodate large screens or higher ambient lighting conditions. The V300X also comes with a plethora of other features that can save you a ton of money. ECO mode technology allows the lamp in the projector to last up to 5000 hours and also allows you to run the device with lower audible noise. In addition to that, cost of ownership is also reduced. The unique power management capabilities of the V300X allows the projector to automatically turn off when an incoming signal is not detected from any other inputs. This model from NEC also offers quick start, auto power via the RGB input connector and direct power-off with absolutely no cooling required after shutdown. In addition to that, the V300X is completely filter-free which eliminates the hassle and time spent monitoring and changing filters. According to Product Manager for projectors at NEC Display Solutions Rich McPherson, "The lightweight V300X is ideal for users that require projection on-the-go, with sufficient features to quickly set up, easily present and swiftly shut down. This model is packed with powerful technologies that greatly increase functionality without a high price tag. From its Plug and Play setup and BrilliantColor technology to its built-in Creston Roomview Connected technology, the V300X is versatile and efficient for both classrooms and meeting rooms." Full features of the NEC V300X include:

  • 1024x768 native resolution

  • 3000 lumens

  • 2000:1 contrast ratio

  • 5000 hour lamp life

  • 3D capability

  • BrilliantColor technology

  • Integrated RJ45 for quick LAN connection

  • 7-watt speakers

  • Built-in wall color correction presets

  • PC Control Utility Pro 4

  • ECO Mode

  • Virtual Remote

  • Carbon savings meter
The NEC NP-V300X comes with a 2-year limited parts and labor warranty and should be available in April of 2011 according to NEC. The V300X will most likely set you back around $780 and the lamp is covered for one year or up to 500 hours, whichever occurs first. If you purchase this for educational use, you get an additional 1-year warranty and Star Student customers receive an additional two years. Source: ecoustics - NEC NP-V300X DLP Projector

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